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Finished: 02 AM Thu 05 Jul 18 UTC
The Best of All Possible Worlds 13
2 days /phase
Pot: 707 D - Spring, 1909, Finished
Classic, Rulebook press, Anonymous players, Draw-Size Scoring
1 excused missed turn
Game drawn
12 May 18 UTC Spring, 1901: Hey, good luck everyone!
12 May 18 UTC Spring, 1901: Hey everyone, I just realised the game started. I'll be checking press all day. Sorry about that!
13 May 18 UTC Autumn, 1901: Hey guys just dropping in to say that I’m going to be driving most of the day today for mother’s day but will get to everyone ASAP
13 May 18 UTC Autumn, 1901: happy mothers' day all!
15 May 18 UTC Autumn, 1901: Very annoying that Turkey has seemingly given up
15 May 18 UTC Autumn, 1901: No, I've just made a very big mistake or as Italy puts it, "a very unconventional move indeed" 0_0
I will make sure it doesn't happen again!
18 May 18 UTC Spring, 1902: Hey guys!
No pressure at all, but I was thinking since this is rulebook press, when we have builds or retreats, would it be possible for everyone to ready up whenever is convenient for them? If you need the full time for real life reasons thats fine of course, but since we can't talk anyway it could be a good opportunity to speed up the game.
23 May 18 UTC Spring, 1903: You guys know how there are diplomacy players who will stab you and just own it and maybe apologize, but are pretty mature about it

and then there are those diplomacy players who stab you and are such weak little whiners they feel like they have to grovel and offer whiney excuses about how the “just had to stab you” because it is all your fault, blah, blah, blah?

Well, I’m very sorry to report Germany is one of those pissant whiny ones. Oh well. Now you know
23 May 18 UTC Spring, 1903: Wow! You really needed to vent. I didn’t mean to upset you with my message, and I’m sorry that I did. I’m quite new to the hobby, and in one of the guides, I read: after a stab, explain your reasons to the stabbed. Seems that this was bad advice.
23 May 18 UTC Spring, 1903: Ah. That’s good advice and I appreciate the sentiment. I just need to be more honest. “Sorry about the stab, but you were vulnerable” is a better approach

However, for future reference, better players trust but verify. If there is a non consequential way to prevent a stab do. (Eg blocking an attack on Burgundy as I did.) pretty common, you’ll find

Still, I’ll accept that explanation and I say “play on!”
23 May 18 UTC Spring, 1903: Wow, good job guys, an actual civil conversation after a stab? Im shocked!
23 May 18 UTC Spring, 1903: :)
25 May 18 UTC Autumn, 1903: Just to warn everyone, Austria is the least trustworthy person in this game AND the person with the most SCs.
25 May 18 UTC Autumn, 1903: Well, the one with the most centers anyway. There is Germany
25 May 18 UTC Autumn, 1903: Turkey, I have not received a message from you since 02...

How can I be trustworthy or untrustworthy when we hadn’t had a conversation at all!
26 May 18 UTC Autumn, 1903: Why can't we all just get along?
26 May 18 UTC Autumn, 1903: Lol bc it’s diplomacy. I do also share Turkeys opinion of Austria. He’s playing well but is also and endless fount of bs press. After turkey and Russia it’ll either be Italy or Germany next. I’m sure they are both getting Austria’s sunshine pump press right now.
26 May 18 UTC Autumn, 1903: Do you think people would do that? Go out and tell lies on the Internet?
27 May 18 UTC Autumn, 1903: My good name is being drug through the mud!
28 May 18 UTC Spring, 1904: Guys this is German “ diplomacy “ :


You will probably hear the same from both him and Austria. Eerily similar infact don’t you think? It’s now or never folks. These “2” are running this board. Italy, get your game on link up w France. England stop playing w france and deal with the real threat from the center. Look at the map guys and act now. There’s big points here and these “2” sweet talkers are going to take them all.
28 May 18 UTC Spring, 1904: I don't know why im getting all this hate! You're doing me dirty Russia.
28 May 18 UTC Spring, 1904: Not at all Austria. The hat fits. Wear it.
28 May 18 UTC Spring, 1904: Also I resent the cheating accusation that I just noticed. That's messed up. Report to the mods or stop with your baseless accusations.
28 May 18 UTC Spring, 1904: Already on it.
28 May 18 UTC Spring, 1904: Do ___ or else seems to be diplomacy more up your ally. Part of the reason I decided not to work with you to be honest.
28 May 18 UTC Spring, 1904: Hey let’s not miss the real threat here folks. These “2” are in sync and running away with it. Loud indignation is just that. Noise. Reread their press. Watch their moves. Act now or lose guys.
28 May 18 UTC Spring, 1904: Yep
28 May 18 UTC Spring, 1904: Sorry, Russia, for taking out the chainsaw. Usually, this is not my style of play. I didn’t want to offend you, but please understand that I had to be absolutely sure that you wouldn’t build an army in St. Petersburg.

An army could have moved to Finland, affecting both Sweden and Norway. A fleet can just have an effect on one of these provinces; in fact, it’s only half as valuable. So, I tried a bit of “reverse psychology” to nudge you into the right direction.

I'm not going to threaten you again. No offence, and no hard feelings from my side!
10 Jun 18 UTC Spring, 1906: Well, shit. Sorry folks, this one’s my bad. The only upside to this situation is that the map dynamics have been completely flipped upside down.

I am now officially, irrevocably at war with Austria. I do not hate him as a player, but as a nation in this game I will do everything in my power to punish him for his treason and ensure he does not win. My fleets will sail east immediately, and my war against France is over.

Austria is strong and is still gaining centers quickly. Any ideas of a two or three-way draw with him must be abandoned. The only way we can prevent a solo win by Austria is by putting aside our differences and working together to stop him.

France, please take piedmont and try to take Venice back. I don’t have sufficient armies for a quick response, so we’re all counting on you to prevent Austria from quickly dominating Italy.

Germany, you must defend your eastern border immediately. Austria WILL NOT draw with you. If you do not fight him, we will all lose.

England, please do not attack France or Germany. If they’re fighting you and Austria at the same time, we will all lose. Instead, go for St. Petersburg. If you take that we can cut him off from Scandinavia.

Again, sorry everyone for not being prepared enough for this contingency. But I do think this gives us all a new chance at life here. The next few moves will be critical. Please don’t let Austria win.
21 Jun 18 UTC Autumn, 1907: Hey guys am traveling for about a week (which is why I didn’t ready the retreat). Probably going to take the whole time for each phase until that at least is over.

I’d ask for a pause but I don’t wanna be that guy who everyone is trying to stop and then asks for a pause so hope that’s ok with everyone else :)
21 Jun 18 UTC Autumn, 1907: I"m cool with a pause if you need one. Either way is fine with me. I'll put up a pause vote.
21 Jun 18 UTC Autumn, 1907: Besides, you're pretty much stopped already.

21 Jun 18 UTC Autumn, 1907: I agree with France: if nothing extremely surprising happens, Austria has been stopped. I cannot see a way to a solo win for Austria anymore. Great work from France, Italy and England!

But I am hesitating to vote for a pause, because honestly, I don’t like the thought of this game dragging on until mid-July. My vacation starts on July 9th, and I won’t have much time for this game from that point onwards. I guess the other players have plans for holiday as well. My strong preference would be to end this game ASAP.

So, the way I’m seeing it, the most effective way of “pausing” the game would be a five-way draw right after the next round. This can be easily accomplished. I would settle for that kind of draw right away. In fact, I think this solution should be acceptable for 83.3% of the players currently involved.
22 Jun 18 UTC Autumn, 1907: Good math Germany!
I would draw right now but I would miss playing with you guys too much!

And Thanks France, appreciate the pause vote but you’re right game is pretty much over which is why I didn’t request one in the first place.
03 Jul 18 UTC Good game, everyone!
03 Jul 18 UTC good game! Sorry Italy, kept my promise though! I really enjoyed working with you.
03 Jul 18 UTC Indeed! Too bad we couldn’t make it a seven way,... ;)
04 Jul 18 UTC Good game to all! No hurt feelings with anyone!
04 Jul 18 UTC Thanks to all, enjoy your summer holidays, see you again in fall!

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